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An annual health exam conducted by the gynecologist will typically include a (n):
At a well-woman exam, patients will also have the opportunity to discuss health concerns and inquire about birth control if desired.
Some conditions and diseases are only discovered after a pap smear. If this is the case, the gynecologist can recommend an array of treatments and options. More intensive treatments will start that same day and treatments could be an ongoing process. However, this is not always the case; treatment could be as simple as a prescription. If the results are returned as abnormal, the gynecologist will go over them thoroughly and discuss any treatment required. It is important to remember that abnormal results do not always indicate a serious issue, so patients should not overly worry.
Oral contraceptives, or birth control pills, are employed to stop a pregnancy from occurring. Progestin and estrogen, hormones produced by the body, are the active ingredients in the pills. These hormones prevent ovulation and change the uterine lining, called the endometrium, and also modify the mucus at the cervix to block the entry of sperm. Birth control pills can also be utilized to assist patients who are dealing with abnormal or painful menstrual periods, a condition referred to as dysmenorrhea, and to address acne.
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a soft, plastic tool inserted -into the uterus -to prevent pregnancy. Customarily, IUDs work by either dispensing a small amount of progestin levonorgestrel into the bloodstream or a copper coil surrounds the stem, which acts as a natural spermicide.
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